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Migrant Settlement Workers x2 - Coffs Harbour

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Maximum term to 30 June 2021, part-time role 22.5 hours per week (x2 positions available)
  • Opportunity to extend to June 2022
  • Based in Coffs Harbour, NSW; involves travel within the Coffs Harbour LGA to meet client needs
  • Current NSW Driver Licence is required
  • SCHCADS Award - Level 4, hourly rates range from $36.62 - $39.52 depending on qualifications and experience

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hand up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The Role

The Migrant Settlement Worker will contribute to the implementation of the signed agreement for services under the Settlement Engagement and Transitions support Program in the Coffs Harbour LGA. The program equips humanitarian entrants and other vulnerable migrants in their first 5 years in Australia with the knowledge and skills to identify, understand and take action to address their settlement needs. There is a focus on social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness.

The Migrant Settlement Worker's responsibilities include:

  • undertaking case work which includes identifying individual client needs and goals and based on these be able to provide tailored support, or targeted group sessions that align with the nine priority areas identified in the National Settlement Framework.

In addition:

One position on offer will focus on:

  • Maintaining strong rapport with key community leaders to take on leadership roles and support relevant ethnic communities to access community resources and facilities to support their capacity to self-organise
  • Providing training, leadership skills and mentoring to community leaders
  • Community consultations with a view to assisting communities to establish groups and/or informal associations

Second position on offer will focus on:

  • Matching an individual's job readiness activities to employer needs
  • Engaging with employers to market the value proposition of employing former refugees, place individuals within the employer's organisations and support employers in workplace integration post placement
  • Addressing and supporting those wanting to start their own business.

This role will report to the Manager, North Coast Settlement Service. Please click here for a copy of the position description where you can view the full list of accountabilities and responsibilities.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or substantial experience in related field
  • Demonstrated high level program management skills
  • Experience working with culturally diverse and/or vulnerable clients,
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan and deliver Community Capacity Building activities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain functional relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/activities within prescribed budget.
  • Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills
  • Current Australian Driver's License with the willingness to undertake work related travel.

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people's lives in an organisation that cares about people.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide potential to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Rachel Richardson (Service Manager) on rachel.richardson@vinnies.org.au, quoting: Migrant Settlement Worker - Coffs Harbour/VIN2148 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please click here for Information on how to apply.

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume and answer the screening questions below this job ad.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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